Breakfast Club members benefit from learning from their peers in group meetings that are facilitated by experienced, competent cohort facilitators; they also benefit from leadership coaching provided by the same cohort facilitators.
At Breakfast Club Africa, we partner with the best African leadership executive coaches and facilitators to support the enhancement of the leadership capacity and performance of Africa’s business leaders.
She holds a Professional Diploma and an MBA from Open University of the United Kingdom. Sarah worked for almost three decades with the United Nations in the area of developmental aspects of international trade for small and medium-sized enterprises in developing countries in Africa, South America, Economies in Transition in Europe and in Asia. She held various office managerial positions for HR-related matters (performance appraisal; learning and development and policy); Event Management for her organization’s Flagship Programme for National Export Strategy Development.
She collaborated with Beautiful Soul Afri’CAN, a Senegalese-based Personal Development Consulting and Training Organisation, to bring well-being and transformation to the continent of Africa using the “Positive Accelerator Approach”. She designed, delivered and facilitated customized training and developmental programmes for her clients and was the Lead Executive Coach and a Practitioner for Psychometric Tools eg. MBTI, DISC, 360 degrees Global Leader of the Future Assessment.
She partners with the John Maxwell Team in national transformation for countries in Latin America, (Paraguay and Costa Rica) and is a certified Global Priority Consultant /Facilitator in the Round-tables methodology for training in-country facilitators for transformation.
Sarah Jessie is the Founder and Principal of SJA Associates, a Personal Development and Consultancy that supports high performing individuals, teams and organizations committed to a positive leadership culture based on values. In addition, she is a Partner for the Centre for Transformational Leadership, Africa based in Ghana. She is passionate about developing and mentoring younger women and she runs a yearly “give-back” project for an exclusive and selected number of aspiring and promising Start-up Women Entrepreneurs./Professionals.
Sarah Jessie is committed to contribute to the betterment of her continent and spares no effort in collaborating with all like-minded individuals, to build a legacy for future generations. She believes that this can be achieved through positive and values-based leadership. Everything rises and falls on leadership!
Until July 2016, Samuel was the Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Ecobank Group, a position he held for a total of ten years. Samuel worked for the Ecobank Group in various capacities for almost 20 years. He has a total of nearly 25 years of professional experience in corporate world in the areas of law, capital markets, banking and finance, management, corporate governance and company secretarial practice, across Africa with high international exposure. Samuel has experience in strategic thinking and planning having been a member of the Group Executive Committee of Ecobank for several years and helping to set up or acquire or manage banking operations in 40 countries where Ecobank is present.
Before joining Ecobank, he worked for the Ghana Stock Exchange as Company Secretary & Legal Adviser (1992 to 1996). He was also a Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Law, University of Ghana (1991-92). He assisted the then Senior Examiner to set and mark examination questions in Company Law for the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) Ghana (1994 to 1996).
Samuel left Ecobank to put his dream to the test as an Entrepreneur, Leadership and Personal Development Coach, Speaker and Teacher; after having been certified by the renowned leadership expert, John C. Maxwell, as a leadership coach. He is the Founder and CEO of four businesses under the Focus Life Group: Centre for Transformational Leadership in Africa – CTL Africa (a leadership and personal development centre); Focus Life Designs (an African wear company); Focus Life Properties (a real estate company) and De Empire Shuttle (a transport company).
Samuel is also an independent Legal Consultant and has been a director of a several institutions.
She is a Certified Executive Coach, Organization Development Consultant, Facilitator/trainer and public speaker with working experience across 4 careers (Accountancy, Marketing, Insurance, Coaching) in 21 countries across 3 continents (Africa, Europe, America). As a coach, she has served top executives in over 100 organizations.
She is the Founder of the first coaching firm in Eastern Africa (Coach Africa Ltd.) and of the Institute of Work Culture and Ethics. Norah is also a Board member for Alliance Africa Insurance Group and Majestic Brands Ltd.
In her past life as an employee, Norah left a track record of performance in various industries and sectors including: petroleum, health, banking, hospitality, insurance, beverages and, the development sector. The diversity of experience makes her uniquely placed to support top-tier leaders.
Norah is involved in numerous philanthropic ventures and has many mentees whose hands she has held across her successful and balanced journey as a Christian, wife, mother, career-lady, entrepreneur, Rotarian, and an academician.
She holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting) Hons. from Makerere University; is an Associate of the Australian Insurance Institute; a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) – International Coach Academy, Australia; and a Doctorate in Executive Performance from Middlesex University, UK.
Expertise: Organizational strategy and tactics, strategic planning of human capital (aligning people and business results), design thinking, change management, management skills development, leadership development, employee engagement, team building and learning, conflict resolution, transformation of organizational culture, emotional intelligence.
Following a decade working in international development and international finance, she returned to Zambia to pursue her passion for performance coaching, human capital development and change management in Africa. She has lived and worked in New York, Geneva, Dakar and Lilongwe. She has travelled extensively through West Africa and supported programmes in notably, Senegal, Ghana, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. She has also travelled extensively through East Asia and supported programmes in notably Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam. Through these experiences, she was able to design, measure, monitor and evaluate organizational change & performance across different continents.
Nankhonde was a Founding Board Member of the Africa Executive Coaching Council (AECC/DFID) based in Nairobi, Kenya; and a current Board Member of the Lusaka Apex Medical University in Lusaka, Zambia. Nankhonde is a graduate of the renowned HEC Paris Business School (France) & Oxford University (U.K) joint Executive Specialized Masters Degree in Consulting & Coaching for Change. In addition, she holds an MBA specializing in Project Management from the African Institute of Management (Dakar, Senegal), an MSc in Management from the University of Quebec at Chicoutimi (Quebec, Canada), and a BA in Management from Webster University (Geneva, Switzerland). She studied co-Active coaching at the Coaches Training Institute in New York and Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching with CRR Global in Johannesburg. She is fluent in French and is married with 2 children.
Tamala Chirwa is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Credentialed Associate Certified Coach specialising in Leadership, Talent Management, Career, Group and Team Coaching. She is a Corporate Trainer, Consultant and Speaker. She holds an MBA from Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA), Diploma in Financial Management from ACCA and Post-Graduate Management Certification from University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, South Africa among other credentials. She is a Vital Voices Leadership Fellow and a Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Mentor.
During her twenty-five-year corporate career, Tamala held various positions with leading organizations in the international development, financial services, mining and packaging sectors such as INDEBANK, ECOBANK and GIZ in Malawi; Anglo American Corporation and Kohler Flexible Packaging in South Africa and Coach Development Institute of Africa in Kenya. She served as a member and Chairperson of the Diplomatic Spouses Association of Kenya, serves on the board of Women Investment Cooperative Malawi and she is a member of the Rotary Club of Lilongwe. Her corporate background and international exposure serves her well in her role as a professional coach, leader and businesswoman.
Prior to joining Sirdar Ghana Limited, Catherine was the Managing Director (and founder) of Platinum Corporate Solutions, an organization that focuses on supporting entities with the implementation of best practice corporate governance frameworks, cultural transformation, leadership development, organizational development and personal growth.
She has two decades of experience in the area of corporate governance and company secretarial practice, half of which was obtained working in FTSE listed Companies in the UK.
Catherine has a degree in Biotechnology, is a graduate of the ICSA (UK) and has several certifications in the human potential arena, including cultural transformational tools, leadership development, coaching and self-esteem. She is also a certified John Maxwell Coach, an Executive Director of the John Maxwell Team a certified Jack Canfield Success Trainer.
She provides advisory services to many Boards in the area of corporate governance, leadership development and board evaluations.
Terry earned his Ph.D. in Management, with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change, in 2007. Consistent with his purpose of “helping others improve their quality of life,” Terry has been a Coach since 2003. He started as a Business Coach and in 2011 earned his certification as an Executive Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching. Terry has since earned the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centering Coaching certification.
As an Executive Coach, Terry has helped executives and organizations execute more effectively to produce sustainable behavioral and achieve their desired results. Terry has served as Business Coach for startups and coached executives at Pinterest, Google, Intel, ExxonMobil, Norfolk Southern Corp, Valassis, DellEMC, New York Life, Pakistan Government, Amazon and IBM.
Terry is the author of “Transformational Thinking: The First Step Toward Individual and Organizational Greatness.” He has also contributed to articles in Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine and LinkedIn. He is also a Certified Sales Trainer through the Center for Executive Coaching.
Cohort Facilitator (Malawi)
Mavuto Kapyepye has consulted for the World Bank, USAID and the UN system. He is a member of the international team of trainers (A- TEAM) for the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD). As an author, he has several publications and an international book, Resource Mobilization for NGOs in the Developing World: Current and Emerging Practices (2013). He sits on several Boards and has received a number of awards including an International Star Award for Quality (ISAQ) in Geneva, Switzerland for displaying commitment to quality, leadership excellence, technology and innovation.
Mireille Ineza Karera is CEO at KORA Coaching Group, a Coaching & Consulting company based in Rwanda and South Africa. Mireille is the Lead Coach at KORA Coaching & Business Academy. She is a Rwandan Business Woman who recently returned to Africa after spending over 13 years working as a Top Performer in Sales, Business Development Strategy for Global Financial Services Providers such as Moody’s Investor Services, EBS Dealing Resources (now ICAP) and Thomson Reuters in London, Dubai, Johannesburg and Nairobi.
As a leading Coach and Public Speaker, Mireille is a sought after speaker for conferences on Business issues and Women Economic Empowerment. Under her leadership, KORA Coaching Group launched the first Professional Coaching Academy in Rwanda.
Mireille is also a Certified Professional Coactive Coach (CPCC) from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Her mission is to empower a generation of World-Class Business Leaders who will transform Africa into an economic powerhouse. In 2017, Mireille was handed an Award “Africa’s Top 25 Distinguished Women in Business Excellence” by Africa Leadership Magazine & Amazons Watch Magazine.
Sonia Kubwimana has 24 years combined career experience in Human Resources, Finance and General Management. Throughout her career, she has served in senior executive Finance and Human Resources roles for Heineken Rwanda. She is currently the Managing Director of Kinunu Wonders Ltd, a Rwandan Company involved in coffee, tourism and hospitality business.
Sonia is also a professional coach from KORA Coaching and Business academy and a Cohort facilitator and coach for BCA Rwanda.
Lucia Labouchere is a leadership and career development coach based in Malawi and working internationally with private clients and organizations, creating and facilitating workshops and running one to one coaching programs. She is a director of the Professional Coaching Institute in Malawi and she has designed and run a number of programs for the Malawi Leadership Program. Following a career in executive search in London where she worked with investment managers she became increasingly interested in individuals’ behaviour and how that impacts the work environment. She moved to Malawi in 2009 and set up her coaching business in 2012.
Lucia is driven to understand the fundamental interests of people, what makes them operate at their best and how they can perform at a top level, fulfilling their potential, particularly as leaders. She has a post graduate diploma in psychotherapy and is an International Coach Federation accredited coach and mentor coach with more than 1700 hours of coaching. She is also currently studying for a MSc in Organisational Psychology.
Adeboye Martins is a certified coach with a background in behavioural psychology methodologies, specialising in the development of effective leadership in business.
He works consistently with entrepreneurs and C-Suite executives in rising start-ups as well as established companies, as a coach, a facilitator and trainer.
He has studied behavioural technology & NLP with Richard Bandler and Robert Dilts, to advanced levels (Master Practitioner, Coach, Trainer & Consultant, and Master Trainer); and the application of Behavioural Analysis to performance management in business with Aubrey Daniels International, Atlanta, GA, USA. He is a certified user of the Hogan Assessments, the Identity Compass®, as well as YSC View™.
He is an accredited coach practitioner and member of the International Association of Generative Change (IAGC), and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
He also draws on several years of experience in general management in the food and beverages sector, as well experiences as an entrepreneur in the fast-growing Nigerian oil services sector, to help his clients achieve their developmental outcomes.
Adeboye is a partner in Narita Learning Centre, the pioneering firm of coaches and NLP trainers in Nigeria.
Dr. Mary Mkandawire is a Leadership Consultant, Executive Coach and Corporate Trainer, certified by internationally recognized leadership expert Dr John C. Maxwell. In addition, Mary is a DISC certified Human Behaviour Consultant (Personality I.D.®) and Career Consultant (Career Direct®).
Mary leverages her unique background, knowledge and experience of human performance from the fields of Medical Science, Psychology, Neuroscience and Public Health to devise evidence based approaches to personal, professional and organizational development that inspire people and organizations to maximize their potential.
Mary is a Medical Doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree. She has the distinction of being the only woman in the inaugural group of eleven doctors that graduated from the University Of Malawi College Of Medicine when it first opened its doors in 1991. Mary also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Liverpool, a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Chemistry from the University of Malawi Chancellor College.
Over a period of 22 years as co-founder and Managing Director of Training Solutions Ltd (TSL) a subsidiary of KPMG Kenya, she delivered on engagements in coaching, leadership and management; performance management; and team building, for organizations in the private and public sector at corporate and NGO level across multiple industries.
Under her leadership and entrepreneurial drive, the TSL brand cut a niche for itself as the preferred service provider for major organizations in East Africa. Of equal importance to her was the opportunity to lead a team of young professionals to greatness; both personally and professionally. Anne pioneered live and in-person leadership guru events in East Africa.
Anne has a good understanding of both the coaching and overall developmental needs of both the corporate and NGO sectors in the East African region. She as experienced the spills and thrills of being a business owner, leader, and manager first hand over a period of two decades.
This practical background in various environments has provided a unique perspective, which has been utilized in coaching assignments training, consultancy and as well as in directing a successful training and learning subsidiary of KPMG which went on to become a fully-fledged independent entity.
Anne is a Sherpa Certified Coach and holds a Diploma from The Academy of Executive Coaches (AoEC). She holds a Masters of Business Administration – MBA – (Moi University) majoring in Human Resource Development, a BSc degree in International Business Administration (USIU – Nairobi) – Marketing Option; and has been certified in the USA at Project Adventure as an advanced facilitator of Experiential Team Learning
She currently serves as Board Chair at Population Services Kenya, a leading local organisation focussed on strengthening health markets and empowering Kenyans to make healthy choice. PS Kenya is affiliated with Population Services International – and also serves on this Board locally.
Martin is an Executive Coach and independent senior business advisor. He led KCB Bank Group as CEO and board member during a period of rapid transformation and growth; he has worked in senior leadership roles at Barclays Bank in Kenya and South Africa and has over the past three years been a Partner in the professional services firm, Deloitte, leading their Financial Services Industry practice. Martin has also worked in the public service as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance/Treasury, Government of Kenya. He sits on a number of blue chip company boards as non executive director.
As a business leader he has attained in-depth experience in people issues in both the public and private sectors, spanning a period of over 35 years across Eastern and Southern Africa. Martin has also been involved in facilitating board practice training, and leadership development as an adjunct Fellow at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi.
Martin holds a Doctor of Business Leadership (Honoris Causa) from KCA University, an Executive MBA from ESAMI/Maastritch Business School, a B. Comm (Hons) Accounting from the University of Nairobi, and he has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Martin is a Fellow of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya, FCPA (K), a
Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya, CPS (K), a Member of the Institute of Directors of Kenya, a Fellow of the Kenya Institute of Bankers, FKIB, and is an Accredited Governance Auditor.
Dudun Peterside is a psychologist and an executive coach who also works as a consultant trainer and human development adviser. As Managing Partner at Narita LC, she brings to bear her 35 years of experience in psychology and education. She also provides specialist services through her advanced training in behavioural technology (NLP). Dudun has 14 years of experience in executive coaching and has coached board members, senior executives and private individuals in multinational and local organizations such as Snepco/Shell, YSCDiageo/ Guinness, Oxfam Nigeria, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc to name a few.
Dudun’s coaching style is transformative. Her methods are both generative and outcome-oriented and tend to be highly solution focused. She particularly helps her clients to find innovative strategic approaches to their goals and challenges, thereby ensuring their actions are more purposeful and sustainable .
Dudun holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology & Education from The University of London and a Masters degree in Educational Administration. She is a Certified Generative Coach, Licensed Trainer and Coach of NLP, a Licensed NLP Coaching Master Practitioner and is also licensed to train coaches. Dudun is also a certified consultant facilitator of The Hogan Assessments and The Achievement Profile. She is a Professional member of the International Association for Generative Change (IAGC), a member (Trustee) of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a CMD Certified Trainer. Dudun is passionate about philanthropy and is the Founder of a number of charitable organizations She is an avid squash player, runner and horse rider and played polo for many years. She is married with three children.
Mulalo is an executive coach with a strong passion for Entrepreneurship and Women Leadership. A former auditor with a background in accounting and twenty-two years of practice, Mulalo has played key leadership roles in Auditing, Strategy Development, Idea Management and Innovation, Entrepreneurship Development and Support, Coaching and Mentoring, and Project Management in her home country of South Africa and in Rwanda. She has facilitated several coaching workshops for Senior Management, Heads and Executive Management Teams. Her strong passion for innovation makes Mulalo unique in her coaching sessions as she seeks to bring new perspectives to the coaching approach.
Mulalo is currently the Managing Director of KORA Coaching Group Limited – A Pan-African company based in Rwanda and South Africa that provides bespoke coaching and consulting services to clients. She is also the founder of RM Overflow Consulting registered in South Africa, which focuses on coaching women business founders and leaders. Additionally, she co-founded Pan African Women Accelerator (PAWA) registered in Rwanda that aims to deliver personalised coaching business development training for women to enable them scale up and expand their businesses.
Mr. Wilben Short is a Sierra Leonean who has over thirty-years board level experience in the Consulting, Hospitality, Transport and Event Management industries both in Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom. Mr Short is a partner at CTI Consulting, a leadership coaching and executive training company.
Wilben holds a combined honours degree in Physics and Electronic Engineering from Leeds University and an MBA from Cranfield Business School. He is also a certified trainer by the John Maxwell Institute program “Developing The Leader Within You.”
Dr. Modupe S. Taylor-Pearce is a Sierra Leonean scholar and practitioner of leadership and organizational management. His passion for leadership development and education was born out of his experiences as an officer serving in combat in the Sierra Leone Civil War. An alumnus of Capella University (PhD), Cornell University (MEng) and the United States Military Academy (Bsc), Modupe currently serves as the Dean of the African Leadership University School of Business and as the Managing Partner of CTI, a leadership coaching and executive training company.
Before venturing full time into executive coaching, David was a career banker for close to 29 years. Until November 2018, he was the CEO of Family Bank Ltd based in Nairobi. He credits his six years stint at Family Bank, a 100 percent local bank, as eye opening to the reality of business practice at the nerve centres of African economies. He had spent the previous 23 years serving in leadership positions in the global banks Standard Chartered Bank and Barclays Bank across the African Continent and abroad.
David’s global exposure and localised experience in leadership practice yielded a realization that Africa’s economic transformation requires localised approaches and creative adaptations of existing models. This is the context within which David practices executive coaching and leadership development.
David holds a Doctor in Business Administration (DBA) from the University of Liverpool, Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from Kenyatta University, Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing of Financial Services from the Marketing Institute of Singapore and a Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC).
David sits on the Board of the International Coach Federation (ICF) Kenya Chapter and is currently the Vice-President of the Chapter. He is also actively involved in Action Research in the field of leadership.
She is an accredited Executive and Systemic Team Coach (AoEC, UK), who is certified in Hogan-LEAD(UK), Kaiser Leadership-LVI(USA) and A&DC 360 Propel(UK) tools.
Prior to this Anne worked in the Banking sector for 8 years for both the Retail Division of Barclays Bank of Kenya Ltd and the Corporate Division of Standard Chartered Bank of Kenya Ltd.
Anne’s has worked with the African Leadership University, School of Business, MBA program, as a Capstone project coach and Subject matter expert within the Leadership Lab. She has witnessed the transformation of individuals who become intentional about harnessing their leadership skills.
This experience ignited Anne’s passion to unlock the same for leaders around the continent. At the Breakfast Club Africa, Anne is a Co-Facilitator for the Nairobi Cohort, and also serves as BCA Coach Support for the Cohorts around Africa.
Anne holds a Masters in Marketing (MBA) from United States International University-Kenya, Bachelors in Business Administration (Management) from University of Eastern Africa-Baraton and is an ICF Credentialed Coach.
She is a member of both the International Coach Federation (US) and the Academy of Executive Coaches Alumni (UK): In addition to being affiliated with the Executive Coaching Connections, USA, Career Connections, Kenya, and Creative Métier, UK.
Breakfast Club Africa Cohort Facilitators are:
Competent leadership coaches.
Leadership development facilitators.
Well-regarded in their community as people of high character and competence.
Former or current C-suite executives.